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Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Nymphalidae > Heliconiinae > Argynnini > Argynnis

Argynnis castetsi Oberthür, 1891 – Palni Fritillary

Subspecies in India:

No subspecies are listed under this species.

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
Viola (Kalesh S. & K. Kunte pers. obs. 2017), Viola betonicifolia (Sengupta & Kochunarayanan 2018), Viola pilosa (Sengupta & Kochunarayanan 2018) (Violaceae). This is often treated as a subspecies of Argynnis hyperbius (Linnaeus, 1763).
Key Reference:
Nitin, R., V. C. Balakrishnan, P. V. Churi, S. Kalesh, S. Prakash, and K. Kunte. 2018. Larval host plants of the butterflies of the Western Ghats, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 10:11495–11550.

For the complete list of larval host plants of Indian butterflies, see the page on larval host plants.

Identification:
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:
References:

Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Nymphalidae > Heliconiinae > Argynnini > Argynnis


Cite this page along with its URL as:
Sengupta, A. & B. Kochunarayanan. 2020. Argynnis castetsi Oberthür, 1891 – Palni Fritillary. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.04. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/sp/720/Argynnis-castetsi
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